Ferguson bar sues over police command post
FERGUSON (AP) - The owners of a Ferguson bar who say they lost business when police set up a command post outside their front door during the Michael Brown shooting protests want state, county and local governments to pay for the inconvenience.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Swiish Bar and Grill owners Chantelle and Corey Nixon-Clark are suing St. Louis County, the city of Ferguson, the city of Jennings, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the head of the patrol and Gov. Jay Nixon.
The bar claims the police command post forced the business to shut down for days, with customers slow to return once the command post was removed after more than two weeks.